Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez has placed his three-bedroom house in Manhattan Beach, Calif. on the market for $3,999,000.
This is yet another of our many items we've been trying to catch up on as we stare at our still-high stack of items that were published by others during our site's undesired hack attack last month. Our friends over at the Real Estalker did a great job breaking the story on September 26 of Gonzalez's listing of the 3,465-square-foot house, which hit the market on September 12. Gonzalez's listing agent teases potential buyers by calling the house a "celebrity beach home." Indeed, Gonzalez, 32, is clearly a celebrity, but the house isn't exactly *on* the beach; instead it lies fully three-plus blocks from the beach!
In any case, features in the house, which was built in 1983, include three and a half baths, a large rooftop deck, ocean views, a gourmet kitchen, a large master bedroom, and two family rooms, according to public records and listing information. The house, which Gonzalez purchased in January 2003 for $1,575,000, sits on a minuscule, 0.06-acre (2,696-square-foot) lot, according to public records. This is easily one of the single smallest detached single-family lots we've ever run across, although obviously that kind of lot size is quite common in places like Manhattan Beach, Marina del Rey and Los Angeles' Venice area.
Gonzalez apparently is selling the house to focus on living full-time in his native Huntington Beach, Calif., down in the O.C. Where exactly does he live in Huntington Beach? We're not sure; public records show several properties in Huntington Beach that are owned by people with the name "Anthony Gonzalez." That said, we'd be surprised if it *wasn't* Gonzalez who paid $4,995,000 in 2007, according to public records, to purchase a six-bedroom, 6,000-square-foot "Santa Barbara-style" house in Huntington Beach, according to public records.